Camp Care

Our mission is to serve working families who fall below the eighty fifth percentile of low income and to provide a safe, loving and fun environment where children can socialize and learn through play.

Camp Care

is open Monday - Friday

from 7:00am-5:30pm

We serve children 

3 - 12 years old, providing Pre-K, after care and summer programming

7150 Lower Bay Road

Bay St. Louis, MS  39520


Our curriculum includes sharing and conversation time, stories and finger plays, music and movement, learning centers, small and large muscle activities, field trips, food preparation and structured learning activities with exposure to shapes, colors, numbers and letters.  The core components of this program are education and career development, character and leadership, sports, fitness and recreation, the arts, and health and life skills.  We utilize the Frog Street Curriculum in all our Pre-K classes, a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that integrates intentional instruction in key developmental domains.

Contact our Director of Programs

Sallie West * 228.342.5189

Contact our Program Director

Christine Hinkkanen * 228.216.0175 

Contact our Grants Manager

Angie Collins * 228.342.1411

Tuition & Fees

Toddlers & Twos

12 - 24 months

Private Pay: $600 per month

Certificate Childcare:  As stated on the certificate, plus $35 per month fee 


3 - 5 years

Private Pay: $575 per month

Certificate Childcare: As stated on the certificate, plus $45 per month fee 

After School

5 - 12 years

Private Pay: $305 per month

Certificate Childcare: As stated on the certificate, plus $25 per month fee

Summer Care

5 - 12 years

$500 per month

Annual Registration Fee: $120, due upon initial enrollment

Sibling Tuition Discount: $20 per month for the second child, $30 per month for each additional child

Late Pick Up Fee: $25 starting at 5:31pm, with an additional $1 per minute for every minute after 5:45pm

Late Payment Fee: $20

Returned Payment Fee: $20 for each returned ACH payment

Check out our Camp CARE Parent Handbook to learn more!

Hancock County Youth Development Camp C.A.R.E., established in 2004 is licensed by the Mississippi State Department of Health and complies with all standards put forth by the department. Children are admitted regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin or religion.